Franchitti wins 3rd Indy 500

(www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com) – Dario Franchitti slipped the wreath over his head and took a healthy sip of cool milk in the 91-degree mid-afternoon heat in Victory Circle at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. First, however, he donned a pair of white cardboard sunglasses — a tribute to longtime friend, teammate, competitor and …

Starting grid for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500

The field of 33 for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27: Row 1 1. (2) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Chevrolet, 02:38.9514 ( 226.484) 2. (27) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Chevrolet, 02:38.9537 ( 226.481) 3. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Chevrolet, 02:39.1233 ( 226.240) Row 2 4. (26) Marco Andretti, Dallara- Chevrolet, …

Newgarden fastest on first day of practice

Rookie Josef Newgarden topped the timesheets as preparations began for the 96th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 12 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Newgarden, who won the Freedom 100 Firestone Indy Lights race at Indianapolis in 2011, posted the quickest lap on the 2.5-mile oval of …